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Old 12-27-2017, 12:04 AM   #29
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In some of the gulf coast beach campgrounds, if you drop a drive wheel off the asphalt roadway or the camp site concrete pad, you're stuck spinning in deep granular sand. So seasoned visitors know not to cut corners. But for newbies who try and fail, the camp host usually has a local tow truck company on standby and speed-dial. Easy money for the tow truck driver. Embarrassing for the stuck driver when all the folks camping nearby come over to witness the commotion.

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Old 12-27-2017, 09:18 AM   #30
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most campgrounds are filled with all sorts of "rvs", i've even seen many folks in tents. i look at the larger rigs, see the owners struggling to get them parked, unpacked. often they spend a huge amt of time fiddling with them while i'm hiking, birding, enjoying the surroundings. what is truly sad to me is noticing the big rig owners staying INSIDE their rigs the majority of the time, usually with the big screen tv blasting.
to each his own, but i wouldn't trade mine for any of theirs. like others have said, i park as far off the road as possible and keep my insurance current. nothing and no one is going to intimidate me while i'm enjoying this wonderful lifestyle i've chosen in retirement!
safe travels...............

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Old 12-27-2017, 10:54 AM   #31
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KOAs have come off as sort of "exclusive" in my experience, though my experience with them is very limited. When I was traveling and living out of my little Toyota Chinook, I'd often stop by campgrounds and ask how much they charged to dump tanks, fill water, and allow a shower. KOA always turned me away. So it's interesting to hear how dumpy many are.

I definitely enjoyed driving down the interstate in the Chinook, passing or being passed by gigantic motorhomes. I would try not to feel superior, but I'd definitely feel like, and probably have a look on my face that said, "you really need all that?"

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Old 01-09-2018, 10:53 AM   #32
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Dang, lots of class A haters here!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:06 PM   #33
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Dang, lots of class A haters here!
We are fiberglass trailer owners and I am happy to tell you that I really like the Travcos. On of my brotherís friends spent considerable time restoring one and putting a rebuilt 440 engine in it. Came out beautiful. I usually take a couple of pictures if Iím in a campground with a Travco, Vixen, Westphalia or other not so common campers, especially if they are having a little rally. To each his own.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:21 PM   #34
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I find myself attracted to RVs of many types that have clean style, compact size, clever use of space, and quality craftsmanship.

Solid surface countertops, fake fireplaces, built-in laundries, entertainment centers... meh!

At the beach we always take one of the less expensive "inland" sites, meaning across the driveway from the premium ocean-view sites. The first day this year a vintage orange VW camper occupied the site across from us. It made a classic SoCal view silhouetted against the ocean and the setting sun. Sadly, they left the second day and a huge, ugly toyhauler parked diagonally across the entire site. Not even a sliver of ocean in sight. They paid for the view and we didn't, of course. But smaller RV's sure make better neighbors.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:04 PM   #35
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Murphy's Law on RV'ing: The bigger it is, the less you will use it.

I take my 16' Casita out at least twice a month. Park it wherever it will fit.
Inside or underneath buildings, parking garages.
Back when I had an A-Frame trailer, I would confuse the security people, they would ask "Just how did you get that thing in here?"
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:23 AM   #36
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Zacho in our tenting days we somehow wound up at a koa. they put tents in that little circle and charge big prices. I avoid them like the plague!

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:51 PM   #37
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We have tent and cabin camped in several KOAs. Some have been great - like the Savannah GA, and Harper's Ferry KOAs.
Savannah KOA was quiet, well spaced, and the tents/cabins were along the lake shore. They were not expensive, and offered a great price for what can be an otherwise expensive trip (Savannah). This is also the place where we saw our first Scamp 13. It hooked us into one day getting one of our own.

Harper's Ferry was a huge surprise. The tents and cabins are largely separated from the RVs, and close to the woods. Fantastic amenities here like a bounce pad, huge pool, pancakes, movie theater, huge store, and family oriented events. Also really nice people.

Some have been not so great - like the Pigeon Forge KOA. That place seemed promising at first, but it's SO crowded. The RVs are on top of each other, and way too close to the tent sites.

The thing with KOAs is that they are independently owned, which means each one is managed in their own particular way. Some places really focus on the customer (and looking for repeat customers) and others are looking at the $ p/square foot.

Our preference is usually to stay at a state or national park with a bath facility, but those aren't always available.

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